Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm old enough to remember when,,,,,,

,,,, the wheelhouse on a fishing boat was just large enough for a man to stand in and steer the boat.
Now, like everybody's house, it has to be larger to accommodate all the electronic gizmos which are deemed necessary in the 21st century.
This wheelhouse will likely be fitted to a boat which is little more than 3 or 4 times the length of the wheelhouse itself.
 There's a lot of room for computer games in that thing. lol

My personal opinion of the fishing effort these days, is that in the not too distant future expensive technology will no longer be able to beat quota cuts. Fancy expensive vessels will cease to exist and fishing effort will revert to more sustainable methods, in order to catch higher quality fish... Hence, I'm going to get my fishing rods out and do some real fishing... For Sillocks, Piltocks, Lyries, Olicks,,,, etc.. etc...  Those are Shetland names for fish which managed to sustain many generations through hard times, when survival depended on getting food on the table, and not the percentage share that the bank owned of the boat you were fishing from.

yun's aa fir enoo.

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